The Results

by KC Patton

First of all, I’d sincerely like to thank everyone for coming out to witness our first event of the year. We had more people at the field than I’ve seen in over 18 months. Thanks again for your support. It was great to see everyone.

We had 4 competitors for this event: Ron Mora, Brian Campbell, Bruce Durham and Roy Green. I know that we had other potential entries, but because of COVID and the numerous delays, many of the builders opted to fly their beautiful models.

First of all, I really want to thank the people for presenting their models. There was a lot of attention to detail, as well as a lot of documentation for their entry.

The judging was performed by Greg Tinius, Duane Barrett and myself. It was a close race. And in the end, it took the maiden flight and the second flight to finally determine the winner. Here are the results of this year’s competition:

Winner: Roy Green with his T90 Tractor.
Second Place: Brian Campbell with his JE Zebel
Third Place: Bruce Durham with his Cub
Fourth Place: Ron Mora with his ME-109

Thanks again to everyone who participated and for showing up. I’m already looking forward to 2022,

KC

The Guidance  (1.3)

These rules are repeated from the 2019-2020 Winter Build Challenge. We will allow any models that were built for the 2019-2020 to be judged in the 2020-2021 contest. These models must follow the criteria in that they haven’t been flown.

The 2020 – 2021 Winter Build Challenge officially started on 13 October 2020.

There will be two categories. One for builders and one for ARFs!

Builders

  1. The work must be performed by you.
  2. Fiberglass fuselage is acceptable
  3. The model can be constructed from sheet foam, built-up balsa, composites or a monocoque structure to a resin impregnated material such as fiberglass, carbon fiber, Kevlar or Wood.
  4. The model must be a fixed wing or variable geometry wing aircraft utilizing any acceptable propulsion that Little Field can support (e.g. Nitro, Gas, Electric or EDF). We have not researched pulse jets, but if the field meets the requirement, it is okay. Gas turbines are not authorized. If the aircraft has no propulsion at all, a high start, tow plane or winch system will be allowed to launch the aircraft.
  5. Balsa-covered foam cored wings are permissible.
  6. Aircraft must remain under the 55 pounds limit.
  7. At least 20 pictures must be shared with the club via the website or Facebook during the construction and no later than March 31st, 2021.
  8. It is permissible to continue a project that was started previously so long as at least half of the effort remains in construction.
  9. The club will host a Maiden Day at Little Field on Saturday, Apr 3rd, 2021, immediately following our competition events.
  10. The Aircraft cannot be flown prior to the Maiden Day. Pilots are encouraged to break in their engines prior to the event.
  11. Prior to the maiden flight, the aircraft will be inspected by at least one other member to ensure the aircraft is safe and ready for the flight.
  12. Following all flights on the Maiden Day, all members present at the field will vote on the most outstanding model from a field of aircraft that "succeeded" during their maiden flight. A "successful" flight is one where the aircraft is able to make a second flight following the maiden without repair. The results will be the "Popular Vote" and constitute 50% of the total points possible.
  13. The other 50% of the points awarded will be judged independently by three different judges, assigned by the president, and spread equally from the following five areas:
      (a) Construction Skill    (d) Attention to scale and/or originality
      (b) Finishing                (e) Radio Install
      (c) Airworthiness
  14. The builder can hire a mercenary pilot for the maiden flight if nerves or lack of skill may result in the builder being awarded the crash trophy for the year.

ARFs

  1. No PNP/BNF ARFs
  2. The ARFs can not have factory installed electronics.
  3. The requirement for the 10 pictures applies
  4. The ‘No Flying’ requirement prior to ‘Maiden Day’ applies
  5. The pre-flight inspections and judging procedures will be the same.

The winner will receive the KARCS Master Builder Hat and have the choice of either his/her dues in the KARCS or the AMA covered by the Club. Second place will get whatever the winner did not want. The President reserves the right to change, modify or completely rewrite these rules in order to ensure the most participation and fun possible by the most members possible. Any ties or "issues" will be resolved by a council comprised of the President, the Vice President and the Secretary/Treasurer.

Questions & entry applications should be sent to the president (president@kitsaparcs.org)

Entrants


George Bieda George has selected an F4U Corsair
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Brian Campbell Brian is continuing his Jezebel
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Entrants (continued)


Rick Fuller Rick has selected a Grumman G-21 Goose
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John Calhoun John has selected a ModelTech P-51 ARC
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Ron Mora Ron has selected a Messerschmitt ME-109E
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Mike Miller Mike has selected a BTE Venture 60
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Dave Johnson Dave has selected a Waco SRE
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Duane Barrett Duane has selected an Airbus A319
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Rob Showman Rob has selected a scratch-built USS Enterprise
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